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Inspiring Change

Cota Annual Impact Report 2016-2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A supportive and inclusive society in which all people

have equal opportunity to live, thrive and enjoy the full benefits

of belonging within their communities.

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To support individuals with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities.

TESTIMONIAL MOHLTC

 
Thank you for the great tour that you arranged for us on Friday. Even though we had only 2 hours with you it was a great opportunity to learn from you and your teams about the variety of supportive housing that Cota offers. I especially appreciated the opportunity to meet with some of the tenants who live in Cota housing. I was also impressed with your team and their work in supporting our ABI [Acquired Brain Injury] clients. I really appreciate it and I know that Jenny Shiller (Minister’s Office) was also grateful for the opportunity.

– Miriam Johnston (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

 
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Paul Bruce

executive director

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Cota launched our new Strategic Plan (2016-2021) in 2016-2017 after over a year of consultations with key stakeholders. Our 2016-2017 Annual Impact Report highlights many of the activities we have been pursuing in relation to our new strategic plan. Although this report reflects just the first year of our pursuit of these new strategic directions, I am very proud of the accomplishments to date.

Cota’s dedicated staff, students and volunteers work tirelessly every day to inspire positive change in the lives of the people we support and our leadership team is committed to service excellence and innovation. I am humbled and honoured to lead such an amazing team.

We thank the thousands of individuals who received Cota's supports this past year for placing your trust in us. It is a privilege to be invited into your lives, join your journeys, and offer assistance as you pursue your goals.

I’d like to thank Cota’s Board of Directors for continuing to provide valued support and strategic stewardship to the organization and our many partners and funders for your ongoing support and collaboration.

 
 

SUNDEEP SODHI

PRESIDENt

board of directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to congratulate the Cota team on their many successes in 2016-2017. We are very pleased to see so much progress achieved, in relation to our Strategic Plan 2016-2021, in such a relatively short time.

The Board of Directors remains committed to doing everything we can to support Cota in continuing to be a progressive and innovative leader within the health and social service sectors. We are committed to working closely with Cota’s management team, our funders and our partners as we pursue our strategic objectives and work collaboratively to drive necessary system transformation.

Fiscal 2017-2018 promises to be another exciting and productive one for Cota. We look forward to future opportunities to inspire change through collaboration with our partners and funders and to build on Cota’s many successes to date.

 

in fiscal 2016-2017...

 
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*9% includes: Adult Day Service, Case Management, Collegeview ABI Supportive Housing and other
**11% includes: Ministry of Community and Social Services funded programs + Dual Diagnosis Case Management, and Dual Diagnosis & Justice Case Management, Acquired Brain Injury Case Management
***80% includes: ARCS, and Case Management (Geriatric, Mental Health & Justice, Homelessness Programs, Street to Homes, Mental Health and Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing)

*25% includes: Acquired Brain Injury ADS, Boarding Home Program, Streets to Homes Intensive Follow-Up Supports
**13% includes: residential sites, Dual Possibilities, scattered units, and Assertive Community Treatment team
***62% includes: LHIN funded, ARCS, Ministry of Community and Social Services funded programs, Neighbourhood Link

 
 

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inspiring positive change in the lives of the people we support

 
I want to tell you how thankful I am to have met you and how much of a positive impact you’ve left on my life. It marked the turning point of the depression I went through. I realize now that going through depression and recovering has given me a new depth of empathy and greater resilience. I feel stronger. My friendships have deepened and I just feel such love and gratitude! I am so thankful to have made it this far!

– *Angelica, client, Access to Resources and Community Supports Program

*This is not the client's name; but they have agreed to share their story and wish to remain anonymous

 
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investing in our staff

 
Myself and my work partner, June Horton, wanted to reach out to you and let you know how helpful your Intervention Certificate training was for us. Thank you for providing this education and training to us. We found it very valuable and hope that it will continue to benefit our work with our tenants.

– Adriana McCall (Site Support Worker, Cota) & June Horton (Site Support Worker, Cota)

 
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DRIVING NECESSARY SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION

 
Cota has been fabulous to work with. Their expertise in operating community mental health programs has been a huge factor in our partnership. They are very committed to patient centered care, so the philosophy and culture they bring is aligned with that of the other partners.

– Sandy Marangos, Director, Emergency and Mental health, North York General Hospital

 
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DEMONSTRATE OUR VALUE AND ATTRACT SUPPORT

 
I’ve always liked Cota. It’s always been direct, to the point, and how can we help you? Especially at this location; coming here makes me feel more confident!

– Ariel, Current Resident, Safe Beds

 
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FORWARD THINKING

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LEADERSHIP

 
 
 
Cota’s leadership team is committed to service excellence and innovation. I am humbled and honoured to lead such an amazing team.

– Paul Bruce, Executive Director, Cota

 
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board of directors 2016-2017


President

Sundeep Sodhi

 

Vice President

Gregory Hendry

 

Treasurer

Alain Mootoo

 

Past President

Charlie Bigenwald


directors

Karim Bhimji

Carolyn Cornford Greaves

Jeffery Livingston  

Toms Lokmanis

Lisa Pottie

Gordon Singer

Mallory Smith

Mariam Mukati, (until Sept. 20/16)

Rebecca Wagner, (until Sept. 20/16)

Steven Torresan, (appointed on Feb. 23/17)

Rachel Cooper, (appointed Feb. 23/17)

 

executive leadership

 

executive director

Paul Bruce

 

director, clinical operations

Sylvia Starosta

 

Director, finance and administration

Matthew Chan

 

director, internal engagement and organizational development

Mary Modeste


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Finances, Partners, & Funders

 
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Cota's accomplishments are often the result of formal partnerships and successful collaborations that we have with other organizations. Some of Cota's key collaborations in fiscal year 2016-2017 involved the following partner organizations:

Across Boundaries 

Bayview Community Services 

Black Creek Community Health Centre 

Canadian Mental Health Association-Toronto Branch 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

Fife House 

Fred Victor 

Habitat Services 

Humber River Hospital 

Jane Finch Family and Community Centre 

Jane Street Probation and Parole Office 

John Howard Society of Toronto 

LOFT Community Services 

Mainstay Housing

Neighbourhood Link Support Services 

North York General Hospital 

Parkdale Community Health Centre 

Reconnect Community Health Services 

Regeneration Community Services

Second Harvest agency partner 

St. Joseph’s Hospital 

St. Michael’s Hospital 

Surrey Place Centre 

Toronto Community Housing Corporation 

Toronto North Support Services 

Toronto Public Health 

Toronto Public Library 

Vita Community Living Services 

West Park Healthcare Centre

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Funding supports provided by:

Cota is the trustee agency for funding that is received and administered to the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness.

Cota is the trustee agency for funding that is received and administered to the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness.

Cota is the trustee agency for funding that is received and administered to the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness.

Cota is the trustee agency for funding that is received and administered to the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness.

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